Thales is offering a tactical
internet called [email protected] The network comprises an internetworking system
of systems, including interfaces to PR4G
tactical radios and long-range HF radios, which are interconnected into
the network via [email protected] gateways, which convert standard CNR radios into
secure voice/data networks utilizing VoiP capabilities. [email protected] supports
messaging, file transfer and data distribution services optimized for
the limited bandwidth available with current tactical VHF networks.
For the shorter range, and intra-Command Post (CP)
applications, Secured WiFi links operated over reserved military
frequencies are used while vehicular local networks support
interconnection between several workstations and resources at each
mobile or stationary CP. To access the network, users at CPs are
utilizing the SOTAS M2 featuring IP LAN, intercom, telephone and
voice/data radio integration.
Typical applications sharing the new military internet
are BMS and logistics support systems. The network's backbone consist of
a system of high capacity 34 Mbps TRC4000 microwave radio relays,
managed centrally from a central [email protected] communication canter, via NMS2000
network management system.